Jeep Liberty Side Marker Lights
Troubleshooting Tips for Jeep Liberty Side Marker Light Problems
Jeep Liberty owners tend to notice the side marker lights of their SUV only when its stops working properly and they're pulled over by the police because of it. Jeep Liberty side marker lights are highly durable and rarely cause any problems, but when they do fail they can make the vehicle less visible on the road, thereby increasing its risk of being involved in a traffic accident. The following are some of the usual problems of side marker lights for the Jeep Liberty SUV and how you can troubleshoot them.
The side marker lights aren't working
If the Jeep Liberty's tail lights are on but its side marker lights remain dark, it could be due to a variety of problems. First, check the side marker fuse inside the fuse panel underneath the steering wheel and replace it if it has burnt out. However, f the fuse is still in good condition or if the light still won't turn on after the fuse has been replaced, the problem might be with the side marker light bulb. Detach the side marker light assembly from the side of the Jeep, remove the seals from the plastic light cover, and pull out the electrical wiring connectors. Remove the side marker bulb and check the condition of the filament. If the bulb has burnt out, replace it with a new one. Make sure to hold the replacement bulb with a clean piece of cloth, as oils in your finger can stick onto the surface of the bulb and shorten its service life.
Dim side marker lights
On the other hand, if the side marker lights do turn on but it is dimmer than normal, it could due to a bad ground. The side marker light bulb's filament tends to ground through the parking light, resulting in the dim glow. Check the side marker light socket first for dirt or damage and clean, repair, or replace it if necessary. If the socket appears to be fine, trace the ground wire and check for cuts in the connection.
There have also been cases of the side marker lights turning off and on in rapid succession, particularly after a fender bender. This is often due to either a malfunctioning side marker light relay or damaged or grounded electrical connections. Check the relay and replace it if necessary and, if the flickering persists, check the wiring as well for corrosion, overheating, or grounding.